Webinar: Working with the Bereaved: Suicide Risk Assessment

January 8, 2009
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Speaker:  David A. Jobes, Ph.D, ABPP, Professor of Psychology, Co-Director, Clinical Training, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

Program Moderator: Jill Harrington LaMorie, MSW, LSW, ACSW, Director, Professional Education, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors.

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Dr. Jobes is a member of the American Psychological Association, the American Association of Suicidology, the International Association for Suicide Prevention, and the International Academy of Suicide Research. He has published extensively in suicide prevention; he consults widely and routinely provides professional training in clinical suicidology. Dr. Jobes is currently a consultant to the Department of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and the U.S. Air Force Suicide Prevention Program.  He is also on the Advisory Board of Give-an-Hour.

GOAL

The goal of this activity is to teach professionals how to identify risk factors, protective factors and warning signs for suicide among the bereaved, as well as learn elements of formal risk assessment and intervention strategies.  There will also be a special focus on the loss of a military service member and unique aspects of surviving families.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This activity is intended for all professional caregivers providing services to grieving families and includes, but is not limited to chaplains, casualty assistance officers, social workers, nurses, counselors, marriage and family therapists, case managers, employee assistance professionals, school counselors, program directors, and other health and mental health professionals.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  1. Increase knowledge of risk factors, protective factors and warning signs of suicide in the bereaved.
  2. Increase knowledge of suicide as a multi-factoral event.
  3. Learn elements of a formal risk assessment and intervention strategies.
  4. Improve awareness of military culture and unique needs of grieving families.


CONTINUING EDUCATION INFORMATION FOR SOCIAL WORKERS, NURSES AND CHAPLAINS

Certificates of Attendance can be provided for those who attend the entire webinar.  The Association of Professional Chaplains will accept certificates of attendance for use in reporting continuing education hours. This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers, Provider # 886505639, for 1.0 continuing education contact hours.  Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP15218 , for 1.0 continuing education contact hours.  Please check with your state licensing board for professional requirements for continuing education.

For more information, contact education@taps.org